RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments for boards and commissions in North Carolina. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Arboretum Board of Directors:  Dr. Darin J. Waters of Asheville as a member at-large. Waters is an Assistant Professor of History and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Outreach and…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — School districts can allow elementary grade students to return to the classroom next month, Gov. Roy Cooper announced during a Sept. 17 news conference, but middle and high school students won’t have the same opportunity. The announcement — allowing local school districts to provide in-person instruction…

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by John Hood I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private citizens. I have related the history of Cooper’s conflict with the General Assembly. I have conceded that state lawmakers struck first by encroaching on his…

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by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is suing to dismantle a powerful legislative check on executive power. The N.C. Supreme Court will eventually decide the issue. The legislature and the governor are fighting over control of the Rules Review Commission — a powerful board, chosen by lawmakers, that can…

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by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed.  Reopen the schools: Five parents are challenging Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ decision to start the school year with full-time remote learning. The group of parents filed a lawsuit Sept. 3…

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